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Angelique V. Nixon

Lecturer and IGDS Graduate Studies Coordinator

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"I work actively to put my body where my politics are, which coalesce at the crossroads of Black liberation, gender and sexual freedom, racial and economic justice, Caribbean feminist praxis, and decolonial transformation. This means working against hetero-sexist patriarchy, white supremacy, and neocolonialism. This means fighting for social and environmental justice and for a world where we can all be free and live with dignity.”



Dr. Angelique V. Nixon is a writer, artist, teacher, scholar, activist, and poet -- born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas. Her research, cultural criticism, and poetry have been published widely, and her artwork has been featured at several exhibitions in the Caribbean and Europe. Angelique holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida (2008), where she specialised in Caribbean and African diaspora literatures, Caribbean and postcolonial studies, women’s studies and gender research. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in English focusing on multicultural literatures and women’s studies from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. She is the recipient of a number of awards including a postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies at New York University (2009) and a Fulbright Scholar Grant in Teaching and Research (2014). Her scholarly book Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2015) won the Caribbean Studies Association's 2016 Barbara T. Christian Awardfor Best Book in the Humanities. Her current research areas include feminist praxis and discourse, Caribbean sexualities, sexual labour and social justice movements. She is a Lecturer and Graduate Studies Coordinator at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies.




GEND 2104 / FILM 2101 Gender and Cinema

GEND 3038 / SOCI 3038 / SOCI 5001/6101/7001/8001 Gender, Ethnicity and Class: Issues of Identity, Nation and Citizenship

GEND 3039 / SOCI 3039 Gender and Development with Reference to Caribbean Society

GEND 6100 / 7100 / 8100 Sexualities, Bodies and Power
GEND 6102/7102/8102 Feminist Epistemology and Methodology
GEND 6105 Key Issues in Gender and Transformation in the Caribbean

GEND 6106/7106/8106 Research Design and Methods
GEND 6010/7010/8010 Advanced Feminist Theory (Reading Course)

Graduate Supervision
PhD, Pamela Rodney
PhD, Bernadette Nepture
MPhil, Pete Ramtahal
MPhil, Deborah Atwell Lee
MPhil, Gina Grenado



Areas of Specialization:
Caribbean and Postcolonial Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
African Diaspora Literatures and Cultures
Postcolonial and Feminist Theories
Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
Tourism and Development Studies
Race and Ethnic Studies


In progress Journal Special Issue:

"Reading, Writing, Seeing Gender: Caribbean Voices, Identities, and Politics in Media." Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. Co-Editor with Sue Ann Barratt. Forthcoming 2018


Research Activities:

Project Lead Researcher for European Commission-Funded Grant – Awarded to The University of the West Indies, IGDS St. Augustine Unit as the Technical Lead:
“Respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms in Trinidad and Tobago” (Europe/Aid/151167/DD/ACT/TT). The Project is titled:A Sexual Culture of Justice: Strengthening LGBTQI and GBV Partnerships, Capacity and Efficacy to Promote and Protect Rights in Trinidad and Tobago. In formal partnership with Six Co-Applicants - LGBTI and feminist civil society organisations (CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice, Friends For Life, I Am One Trinidad & Tobago, The Silver Lining Foundation, Womantra, and Women’s Caucus of Trinidad & Tobago). Project start date April 2017, end date March 2020.

Investigator for the UWI Research and Development Impact (RDI) Fund Project: “Work/Life Balance and Ageing in Trinidad: Studying the Productivity and Wellbeing of Working Men and Women (2015-2018). Responsible for methodology, data analysis, and research writing and analysis for edited book collection.

Individual Research Project: Scholarly Book in Progress – Working Title: “The Paradox of Difference: Transformative Politics and Sexual Freedom in the Caribbean.”



On her recently published book Resisting Paradise
November 2015
On Cyber Activism, Social Networking and LGBT Organizing.

September 2014
IGDS Lunchtime Seminar – “The Problem of Rights: Movements for Gender and Sexual Justice in the Caribbean”
Sexualities in the Tent -- Presentation on Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean (multimedia collection)
IGDS Short Course Experiences – Critical Sexuality Studies


Media (Addresses and Interviews)

Radio Interview. 91.1 FM Talk Radio. Discussion on the Success of Regional March against Gender Based Violence. Host Dike Rostant. 16 March 2017.

Interview, Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago with Dike Rostant. CTV CNEWS Live. 6 December 2016.

SALISES & IGDS Public Forum. “GATE: The Future of Higher Education.” 16 November 2016.

Book Launch, Resisting Paradise. 28 October 2015.

Interview, One on One. Dec 2014

IGDS Lunchtime Seminar – “The Problem of Rights – Movements for Gender and Sexual Justice in the Caribbean”

Sexualities in the Tent -- Presentation on Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean multimedia collection:

IGDS Short Course Experiences – Critical Sexuality Studies


Personal relevant online platforms

conscious vibration blog

Caribbean IRN

Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean: Complexities of Place, Desire and Belonging (co-editor, online multimedia collection)

Love | Hope | Community: Sexualities and Social Justice in the Caribbean.
(co-editor, online multimedia collection)

Ayiti Resurrect

Sixteen Days: Art & Reflection on Ending Gender-Based Violence

Sexualities in the Tent: Poetry Reading

Saltwater Healing – A Myth Memoir and Poems – Art & Poetry Collection launch in New York at Bluestockings



Selected publications



Nixon, Angelique V. 2015. Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture. Jackson, Mississippi: The University Press of Mississippi.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2013. Saltwater Healing – A Myth Memoir and Poems. Art and Poetry Chapbook, Handbound Letterpress, Limited Edition. Nassau, The Bahamas: Poinciana Paper Press.


Edited Collections

Caribbean Sexualities Online Collection. Love | Hope | Community: Sexualities and Social Justice in the Caribbean. August 2017. Co-Editor. Caribbean IRN. <>

Love | Hope | Community: Sexualities and Social Justice. 2015. Co-Editor. Sargasso: Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture. 2014-15, Volume 1 & 11.

Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean: Complexities of Place, Desire and Belonging. Online Multimedia Collection. Caribbean IRN. <>


Journal Articles / Book Chapters

Nixon, Angelique V. “Troubling Queer Caribbeanness: Embodiment, Gender, and Sexuality in Nadia Huggins’ Visual Art.” Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism. Commissioned for the Small Axe Caribbean Queer Visualities Project. Forthcoming.

Nixon, Angelique V. “On Being a Black Sexual Intellectual: Thoughts on Caribbean Sexual Politics and Freedom.” Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital. Eds. The Black Sexual Economies Collective. University of Illinois Press. Forthcoming.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2017. “Sex/Work/Trade in the Caribbean: Challenging Human Trafficking Discourses.” Social and Economic Inquiry. Volume 65, Issue 4.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2016. “Seeing Difference – Visual Feminist Praxis, Identity and Desire in Indo-Caribbean Women’s Art and Knowledge.” Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments. Palgrave MacMillan.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2015. “In Search of the Erotic: Boundaries of Male Same-Sex Desire in Caribbean Film.” Black Camera. Vol 6, Issue 2.

Nixon, Angelique V. and Rosamond S. King. 2013. “Embodied Theories: Local Knowledge(s), Community Organizing and Feminist Methodologies in Caribbean Sexuality Studies.” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Issue 7.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2011. “Imaginings in/of Paradise: Bahamian Literature and the Culture of a Tourist Economy.” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal. Volume 8, Issue 1.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2010. “Blackness, Resistance and Consciousness in Dancehall Culture.” Black Renaissance Noire. Volume 9, Issue 2-3.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2009. “‘We have something to teach the world’: Erna Brodber’s Blackspace, Building Community, and Educo-tourism.” MaComere: Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars. Vol 11.

Nixon, Angelique V. 2009. “‘Relating across Difference’: Caribbean Feminism, bell hooks, and Michelle Cliff’s Radical Black Subjectivity.” In Caribbean Woman Writer as Scholar. Edited by Keshia N. Abraham. Preface by Carole Boyce Davies. Coral Springs, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press.



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